# comp:obl

The comp:obl relation is used for oblique arguments of verbs, adjectives, adverbs, nouns or pronouns, regardless of their form. Unlike UD, SUD does not make a distinction between indirect objects and oblique arguments. SUD instead makes the distinction between arguments and modifiers.

Consider the following sentence analyzed in UD.

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In SUD, it would be analyzed as follows:

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## Oblique complement of a verb

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The comp:obl relation is also used for clausal complements commuting with an adpositional complement. Consider the two following examples:

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In the last sentence, que ça marche commutes with de l’araignée, therefore the relation going from peur to the head of the complement is labelled comp:obl.

## Oblique complement of a noun

Like the example above shows (Il a peur de l’araignée) comp:obl can also be used for the complement of a noun. This happens when the noun is part of a light verb construction. For more information about these constructions, please visit our dedicated page.

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## Oblique complement of an adverb or an adjective

The relation comp:obl can have these features: